TOP TEN

BESTSELLERS AT LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES for the week of August 9.


FICTION

1. WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith

2. AHAB'S WIFE by Sena Naslund

3. THE FOURTH HAND by John Irving

4. BEE SEASON by Myla Goldberg

5. THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY by Michael Chabon

6. FIERCE INVALIDS HOME FROM HOT CLIMATES by Tom Robbins

7. THE DANISH GIRL by David Ebershoff

8. THE RED TENT by Anita Diamant

9. IN THE FALL by Jeffrey Lent

10. HOW TO BE GOOD by Nick Hornby


NONFICTION

1. THE BOTANY OF DESIRE by Michael Pollan

2. IN THE HEART OF THE SEA by Nathaniel Philbrick

3. NEWJACK: GUARDING SING SING by Ted Conover

4. BROTHEL: MUSTANG RANCH AND ITS WOMEN by Alexa Albert

5. ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY by David Sedaris

6. MY LEAD DONG WAS A LESBIAN by Brian O'Donoghue

7. FAST FOOD NATION by Eric Schlosser

8. THE STRANGER GUIDE TO SEATTLE by Paula Gilovich, Traci Vogel, and The Stranger staff

9. KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL by Anthony Bourdain

10. THE GREATEST GENERATION by Tom Brokaw

Compiled from figures at Bailey/Coy Books, Elliott Bay Book Company, Fremont Place Book Company, and Third Place Books.

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